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Burger Elects Cleveringa as VP

Burger Boat Company announced the appointment of Ron Cleveringa to the newly created position of Vice President Sales and Marketing. Joining Burger Boat Company in April 2000, as a Naval Architect, Ron was promoted to the Project Engineering Team in January 2007. Ron received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1984. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University in 1994. Having been actively engaged in the marine industry since graduating from the University of Michigan, Ron had been employed by other yacht building companies in the United States and internationally, before joining Burger more than seven years ago. Reporting directly to Jim Ruffolo, President of Burger Boat Company, Ron will begin in his new position immediately.


Burger Boat Launches its Largest Yacht

Burger Boat shipyard launched the m, Mirgab V on Saturday. The tri-deck yacht, christened at the Manitowoc River, was constructed for Mohammed Alshaya, a Kuwaiti executive whose family business employs about 7,000 people, working in some 1,000 stores in the Middle East, including about 200 Starbucks Coffee outlets. According to company executives, the megayacht is the company's first mega-yacht in Burger's new niche of building boats ranging from 115 to 200 ft. in length.


Burger, Awlgrip Create Composite Material

The three photos here show the beginning, middle and end sequence of this unique system (Photo courtesy Awlgrip)

Burger Boat Company has just launched the SYCARA IV, a motor yacht in the tradition of J. P. Morgan’s Corsair. The engineers at Burger were challenged to create a composite mast and bow sprit, but wished to maintain the look and feel of wood in keeping with the style of the boat. Working with Awlgrip, the two companies developed a system that uses all-Awlgrip products to create faux wood that will look and last as long as any of Awlgrip’s remarkable coatings.


Burger Boat, Setzer Design Futuristic Vessel

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Burger Boat Company and Setzer Design Group have partnered to bring about a futuristic vessel based on the Setzer “Vision Line.” The 185 ft Specter offers up to five cabins below, each with oversized port lights providing exceptional views. The elaborate owner’s suite would include recessed hull-side balconies providing additional living space and private outside retreats. Generous accommodations for a crew of 12 would be situated forward.


ShowBoats Int’l Award to Burger Boat’s Ingot

Burger Boat Company is announced the presentation of the 19th Annual ShowBoats International Award for Best Motor Yacht Under 50m to Ingot, a 153-ft Tri Deck Motor Yacht, on October 31, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This award recognizes a motor yacht that accomplishes the goals of her owner, builder and designer with undeniable style. Burger Boat Company’s Ingot premiered at the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show and was extremely popular at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show


Burger Appoints Mitchell

Joining Burger in August 2002, Mitchell has been continuously promoted to various positions throughout the company. Mitchell has combined his initial education in Mechanical Design with 23 years of prior manufacturing experience, including Plant Managing and 15 years ownership of his own business. Burger Boat Company designs and builds custom motor yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, ranging in sizes to 200' (60m). Since 1863 Burger has been recognized internationally for design


Burger Launches 60′ Research Vessel “Coregonus”

Motor yacht “Coregonus” Launched – A 60’ Research Vessel by Burger Burger Boat Company

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A. – April 8, 2011 Burger Boat Company launches the R/V Coregonus, a 60’ Research Vessel for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. R/V Coregonus is replacing the R/V Barney Devine, a steel Fishing Tug built by Burger in 1937.  SeaCraft Design in Sturgeon Bay, WI designed the R/V Coregonus for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to meet the demanding requirements of the department


Burger Boat to Build New Passenger Vessel

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Burger Boat Company announced that it has received a contract for the construction of an 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill. Styled after other vessels in Wendella's fleet, this vessel will be used for their signature Combined Lake and River Tour, the Chicago River Architecture Tour, specialty cruises and private events.   The 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel provides an enclosed


Burger Boat Company Delivers Sycara IV

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Burger Boat Company is proud to announce the delivery of Sycara IV, a 151.2 ft Fantail Motor Yacht, to her owners. Imagine going back to a time when people actually knew how to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of yachting. Owners of Sycara IV, Ray and Elsie Catena, were committed to exactly that – recapturing the splendor, grace and charm of an era gone by – when Sycara IV was designed. This was their inspiration for Sycara IV, a traditionally styled, early 1920’s era


Burger Boat Tò-Kalòn & Ingot Award Finalists

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Burger Boat Company announced that Tò-Kalòn, a 2008 101.5-ft Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht  and INGOT, a 2008 153-ft Tri-Deck Motor Yacht have been selected by the International Superyacht Society membership as finalists for the 2009 International Superyacht Society Design Awards in their respective categories. Each year the International Superyacht Society recognizes yacht owners, builders, designers, interior designers


Burger Boat Delivers R/V Arcticus

R/V Arcticus (Photo courtesy of Burger Boat Company)

Burger Boat Company delivered the R/V Arcticus, a 78-foot research vessel for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), on Friday, October 17, 2014. The Arcticus replaces the 38-year-old R/V Grayling and brings the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel fleet up-to-date


New Research Vessel Delivered on the Great Lakes

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The new oceanographic research and fisheries assessment vessel, Arcticus, completed her sea trials and was delivered to the U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center on October 17. The Arcticus, designed by JMS Naval Architects (JMS) and constructed at Burger Boat Company


Burger Boat Delivers Chicago Passenger Vessel

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Burger Boat Company announced the delivery of a 98-foot steel passenger vessel to Chicago's First Lady Cruises in Chicago. The vessel, Chicago’s Classic Lady, was designed by Seacraft Design, LLC of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. Chicago’s Classic Lady departed the Burger shipyard Saturday


Burger Boat Appoint Thom Conboy Commercial Director

Thom Conboy: Photo credit Burger Boat Company

Burger Boat Company, celebrating its 150th anniversary, announce the appointment of Thom Conboy as its Commercial Director. As Commercial Director, Thom will be working closely with the shipyard in Manitowoc, WI to secure new construction, refit and repair projects as well as heading its


Superyacht 'Liberty' Design Highlighted by Burger

Liberty: Image courtesy of Burger Boat Co.

The Burger Boat team, in collaboration with Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd., created 'Liberty' as the ultimate family yacht. Reflecting upon its 150 year history, Burger created a new and exciting design that celebrates its legacy of designing and building some of the world's most


USGS to Receive New Great Lakes Research Vessel

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The U.S. Geological Survey awarded a contract for the construction of a large research vessel for Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior to Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wis. The vessel will replace the 38-year-old Grayling, bringing the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel


Superyacht Fleet Musters for Caribbean Regatta

Yacht Marine in BVI: Photo courtesy Yacht Club Smeralda BVI

Superyachts & megayachts gather in the British Virgin Islands for regatta New to the regatta for 2012 is the addition of a catamaran category.  The race is now divided into three classes: performance, cruising and catamaran, with a fleet of the world's fastest yachts competing to


ISS Names Board of Directors

Change in Organization’s Bylaws Specify Revised Board Tenure and Structure.     The ISS (International Superyacht Society) announces its 2012-2015 Board of Directors and Past Presidents Council. ISS elections are held annually by peer selection


Roy Sea Joins IYC

Roy Sea, IYC Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker.

Roy Sea Joins IYC as Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker.   International Yacht Collection (IYC) has announced that, effective immediately, Roy Sea joins the global yachting firm as a Florida and California Licensed Yacht Broker


Aqua-Chem Showcases Water Treatment Solutions

Distributors can view latest line of “Green” Matrix reverse osmosis and sewage treatment solutions used by major yacht makers and customers like the Canadian Coast Guard. Aqua-Chem, Inc., a leader in complete global water purification solutions


Burger Hosts Great Lakes Gathering

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Burger Boat Company held its first Great Lakes Gathering July 22-24, 2011 at Bay Harbor Resort, Bay Harbor, Michigan for yacht owners, their guests, captains and crew. A variety of yachts, ranging from a 1937 36’ Burger to a 2003 127’ Tri-Deck Burger


Burger Boat Returns to Commercial Boat Building

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Burger Boat Company is pleased to announce the upcoming delivery of a 60’ Fisheries Research Vessel, R/V Coregonus, to the Wisconsin Department of Resources in April 2011.  This commercial vessel marks the reinstatement of commercial boat building for Burger Boat Company.  


Burger Boat Contract for Steel Passenger Vessel

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Burger Boat Company has received a contract for the construction of Chicago’s Leading Lady, a 98-ft steel passenger vessel, for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Chicago, Ill.  Chicago’s Leading Lady is styled after the 1920s luxury cruising yachts such as the former


STIDD Seats Aboard New Yachts at FLIBS 2010

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Along the in-water docks at the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Bahia Mar, October 28-November 1), STIDD seats can be seen installed aboard new yachts by leading builders Citadel, Northcoast, Christensen, Rayburn, Burger and Trinity - and more.


Burger Boat Company's Sea Owl

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Burger Boat Company announced Sea Owl, a 142-ft tri-deck motor yacht, has departed the Burger shipyard for her delivery voyage. Sea owl has been custom designed and built for an experienced American yachting family and is the result of a collaboration between the Burger Design Team






 
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